The Red Sox completed a sweep of the Fanged Ones last night, an 8-5 win with another lacking performance from John Lackey. However, everyone's favorite game show host, Daniel Nava, came through with a 3 for 4 performance, and Papi bonked his 14th off of Disco Dan Haren. The Red Sox welcome the Dodgers and the Bad Man, Manny Ramirez, to town today.
Speaking of Los Angeles, the Celtics led, but struggled with offense and rebounding, finally falling to the Lakers, 83-79, giving the Lake Show their 16th NBA title, Kobe Bryant's fifth and Phil Jackson's 11th. As I sadly forecast, the Lakers were too long, and the rebounding edge, and rebounding's bastard son, extra possessions, proved to be too much for the C's. Ah well. They gave it a game effort, and nearly pulled it out. Hat's Off To Them.
Attention should also be paid to the man my wife lovingly calls "F^&kNut", Mr. Ron Artest. He came up HUGE for the Lakers, playing pesky defense, scoring twenty, and, in an NBA first, thanking his psychiatrist after the game.